Ayurvedic Health Counselor Elyse Wilkie is passionate about helping families, kids and communities grow with Ayurveda and botany.
Elyse lives in Providence, RI where there’s a big community garden initiative and a great natural market coop.
Her business, Anahata Ayurveda & Yoga At Home brings Ayurveda treatments, cooking classes and consults to your living room. With a Bachelor’s in Events Management she wants to create customized events for families and groups interested in learning Ayurveda and yoga.
You may find her offering classes on the lovely Thames Street in Newport, RI at Long Time Sun Apparel, a yoga boutique by day, studio by night.
We asked Elyse what Ayurveda habits she does every day, without fail.
Not only does it feel good on a chilly morning, drinking a glass of warm water upon arising assists ‘digestion, gets the enzymes pumping, and clears out the GI tract’.
Because different parts of the tongue are associated with different organs, giving it a scrape with a tongue cleaner stimulates the organ functions, clears out any ama that’s built up overnight and gets the bacteria out.
Getting the body moving and flowing for the day is the goal. In the winter especially, a daily asana practice helps generate heat in the body. Perfect for this vata girl.
In winter, abhyanga (self-massage) is especially luxurious. It’s also wonderful in summer.
Elyse’s tip: get a mini crock pot to warm that oil 20 minutes before your self-treatment.
Wise woman. Elyse says she watches the breath to make sure ‘time doesn’t go by too quickly’. Acknowledge every moment. It’s all we really have.
Photos: Elyse Wilkie
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